MICHAEL T. PADILLA


I'm an R&D engineer at Universal Audio, a developer of audio processing technologies for musicians and producers. I began working there mid-2014 and it's a joy to be contributing to the development of awesome technologies to facilitate and inspire musical creativity.

I earned a B.S. degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1999 (hon), an S.M. degree from MIT in 2001, and a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 2011, all in electrical engineering. While an undergraduate, I also spent a year as a visiting research student in the Department of Information Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. At Stanford my advisor was Professor Benjamin Van Roy.

Previously held positions have been at Apple Computers (Cupertino, California), MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, Massachusetts), KDDI R&D Laboratories (Saitama, Japan), Qualcomm (San Diego, California) and Morgan Stanley (New York and Tokyo). Most recently I was an assistant professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Most recently I was an assistant professor in the Engineering Systems and Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) .

My technical interests span signal processing (especially as applied to music and audio applications), communications, machine learning, multi-agent systems, and applied game theory and mechanism design.

My CV is available upon request.

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SIGNAL PROCESSING

including speech/audio signal processing and communications

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MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS

including applications in networks/communications and economics/finance

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MACHINE LEARNING

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APPLIED GAME THEORY AND MECHANISM DESIGN

Expertise as well as experience in both industry and academia in the areas of signal processing (DSP), communications, machine learning, multi-agent systems, and mechanism design/game theory. I am generally interested in challenging engineering problems that involve some subset of these areas.

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"Do or do not, there is no try" ~ Yoda

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Ph.D in
Electrical Engineering

Stanford University
(September 2011)

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S.M. Degree in
Electrical Engineering

MIT (2001)

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B.S. Degree in
Electrical Engineering

UCSD (1999)

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Tokyo Institute of Technology


(visiting research student)

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Stanford Graduate
School of Business (certificate)

Stanford Institute for Entrepreneurship

“Hodor!”
~ Hodor, Game of Thrones

Modeling the Systems World (SUTD, 10.007)


Advanced Mathematics II (SUTD, 10.004)


Introduction to Optimization (Stanford University, MS&E 111)


Dynamics and Learning in Games (Stanford University, MS&E 336)


Digital Image Processing (Stanford University, EE 368)


Engineering Economics (Stanford University, Eng 60)



* Excellent feedback from students in all courses where surveys were conducted.

Selected past work experience


Engineering Systems and Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore


Division of Mathematical Sciences, NTU Singapore


Process Driven Trading (PDT) Group, Morgan Stanley, NY, NY


Apple Computers, Cupertino, CA


Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd., Tokyo, Japan


MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA


KDDI Research Laboratory, Saitama, Japan


Qualcomm, San Diego, CA


Outside work, I love playing the guitar (fingerstyle streel-string acoustic), working on programming projects, reading, CrossFit, and traveling, among other things.


Citizenship: USA